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Full Name

 Venkatesh Prabhu

Film name


Lovingly called by fans

 Indian 'Bruce Lee', Poor man's 'Rajini'



Date of birth

 July 28




 Less than some of his heroines


 Kasturi Raja (director)




  • Brother- Selvaraghavan(director)
  • Two sisters


  • School- St.John's 
  • College- BCA (Correspondence Madurai Kamraj University)


  • Films-Thulluvatho Illamami
  • Singing-Pudukottailirundhu Saravanan

Person to recognize his talent

 His Brother

Best films

Thulluvatho Illamami, Kaadhal Konden

Entry into films

Accidental( the actor to play the hero dropped out at the last moment)


  • sport- tennis
  • clothing - Jeans and cotton shirt
  • food - chinese
  • author - Erich Segal
  • novel- love story
  • colour - black

Actors he admires

  • Kollywood- Rajinikanth
  • Bollywood- Amitab Bachan
  • Hollywood- Tom Hanks, Al Pacino, Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Jim Carrey

Favourites in his profession

  • Heroine- Kushboo
  • Director- Selvaraghavan( his brother)
  • Musician- Illayaraja
  • Comedian- Goundamani
  • Close friend in the industry- Yuvan Shankar Raja


  Playing snooker, listening to music and singing


  Self Confidence


 Trusting all people

If not in films

 Hotel Management

Likes to do 

 Anti-hero roles

Does not like

 To be called as Bruce lee( thinks it is a humiliation to Bruce Lee)


 Around 60 lakhs per film

Contact Address

  16/5, Rajamannar Salai,
  T Nagar, Chennai.
  Email id-

 Other opinions

  • Director Balu mahendra-'His unconventional looks and abundance of talent set him apart from the other chocolate-faced heroes. He will go places."
  • Actor Surya- 'My favourite actor is Dhanush for now'


 To become a superstar


 A successful actor is 80 percent talent and 20 percent luck"



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